Montana Outdoors

January 25, 2019

Winter walk

Filed under: Weeksville Creek, Winter — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 9:20 pm

Over the past week we finally received some significant snowfall and today I finally got around to taking a short hike to enjoy some of it.

Weeksville Road in winter

Weeksville Creek

Rose hip in winter

Weeksville Road in winter

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  1. Beautiful photos from snow country! It’s still been milder than usual here in my part of western Oregon. No snow yet this season. Winter rain has been down a bit too, which has me concerned for summer.

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — January 25, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

    • Thanks Lavinia! It has been extraordinarily mild here so far too. We have received about a foot of new snow during the past week here in the valley, but the snowpack in our surrounding mountains is about normal. The nearest ski area (about 30 miles by air) now has 87 inches.

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      Comment by montucky — January 25, 2019 @ 9:57 pm

  2. Mild winter here in SW Idaho too. We need more snowpack in our mountains.

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    Comment by gardengateproject — January 25, 2019 @ 11:05 pm

    • I guess we are seeing what weather people call “El Nino” conditions resulting in a warmer and drier winter for our areas. I also wish for more snowpack in the mountains even though they say the snow pack in the local area is at normal levels after the recent snows.

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:41 am

  3. Glorious scenes! I love the frosted rose hip. I wonder if our own ‘significant snowfall’ is on its way, as we seem to have had nothing but rain and wind so far this winter.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — January 26, 2019 @ 1:51 am

    • That’s the way it has been here until lately. I hope the snow will continue for the next couple of months!

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:50 am

  4. As always, your photos capture the beauty of the Big Sky Country. My youngest daughter enjoys skiing at Big Sky’s Lone Mountain, which had received close to 40 plus inches of snow in the past week. She enjoyed some phenomenal skiing.

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    Comment by bigskybuckeye — January 26, 2019 @ 3:12 am

    • The recent snows have been really good for the skiers. It’s a nice reward for those who get outside and enjoy winter, but also good for our next summer’s water supply.

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:54 am

  5. So pretty. Would have been a nice walk.

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    Comment by learningtolovewinterblog — January 26, 2019 @ 3:24 am

    • It was good to get out in the snow again and the day was quite pleasant, even with a little sun at times. Great to be outside!

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:55 am

  6. As others have said, it appears your snow fall this year appears quite mild. At least in the valley. Nothing like the winter of 2017 if I remember right from your posts? Glad that the mountains are getting their share. Take care

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    Comment by Ron — January 26, 2019 @ 7:32 am

    • No, nothing like 2017 Ron. I’m still hopeful for big snowfalls on into March though.

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:56 am

  7. Cool but clean air! I could almost feel it hitting my lungs when I looked at these photos.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 26, 2019 @ 10:26 am

    • Exactly. I enjoy that cold air very much and greatly prefer it to the hot (and usually smoky) air of summer.

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:59 am

  8. The rose hip looks remarkably like an octopus! I’m glad you finally had some snow. The photos always are delightful, but I especially like the one of Weeksville Creek. Here’s to an increasingly normal winter!

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    Comment by shoreacres — January 26, 2019 @ 10:32 am

    • That’s a pleasant little stream. From the place in the photo on down (about two miles) to the river it flows quite well all year, but two miles above the stream bed is dry. There are several small streams in the area that are like that.

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 11:02 am

  9. Thant is one of my favorite drives when we are on that side of the river.

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    Comment by Jim Sturdivant — January 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am

    • Mine too. In 2007 I hiked that whole road one day. My wife dropped me off at Mud Creek and I hiked over the divide to Hwy 200. Rather long but very pleasant hike.

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 11:53 am

  10. It looks like you had a great day for it. I’d guess 5 or 6 inches there?

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — January 26, 2019 @ 4:16 pm

    • We hadn’t seen the sun in awhile. We had about twice that amount in the past week, but with higher temps in the day it has been reduced to about that.

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:08 pm

  11. Beautiful countryside (or should I say mountainside). That last shot looks like the start of a good downhill ski run. Hard to believe you’re under snow, while we in Melbourne finally ‘topped out’ at 45.2C (115F) on Friday. The air felt so hot and humid you could almost cut it 🙂 ). What I wouldn’t do for some crisp winter snow and fresh air, but your images do help a bit.

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    Comment by Vicki — January 26, 2019 @ 5:57 pm

    • Yes, I bet some of this crisp, cool air would be very popular down there right about now!

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:10 pm

  12. I would love to guest blog on your page! I love your content and feel like we are on the same ideal on outdoors…away from the city!

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    Comment by mrmorggenfrisk — January 26, 2019 @ 6:24 pm

  13. Your winter wonderland is beautiful and refreshing!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — January 26, 2019 @ 6:34 pm

    • Besides the temperatures, winter in the back country has its own unique feel to it.

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      Comment by montucky — January 26, 2019 @ 10:12 pm

  14. So lovely! They remind me a bit of New Hampshire!

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — January 28, 2019 @ 4:49 am

  15. I always enjoy it when you take us along on your hikes, no matter what season.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — January 28, 2019 @ 10:24 am

    • I’m glad you do! Now if the weather would settle down a bit I can take more hikes.

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      Comment by montucky — January 28, 2019 @ 12:51 pm

  16. Beautiful glimpses of your snowy world.

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    Comment by Tammie — January 28, 2019 @ 11:02 am

    • Thanks! That was the first chance to see the snow along with a little blue sky so far in this crazy winter.

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      Comment by montucky — January 28, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

  17. Awesome snow / winter photos. Did You drive down in the last photo? If, my hat! In Helsinki we have had cold and many snow falls. After two weeks I will start my winter photos.

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    Comment by Sartenada — January 29, 2019 @ 1:41 am

    • No, I didn’t drive that road I knew there was ice under that layer of snow and I didn’t want to have to put the chains on the Jeep. We have had very little snow so far this winter at the valley level and it has been quite warm Tonight is supposed to be quite cold, then warm up again in a few days.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2019 @ 7:50 pm

      • Thank You. In Helsinki we have very much snow. It has been snowing during three days. 🙂

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        Comment by Sartenada — January 30, 2019 @ 1:56 am

  18. I’ll say it’s significant! Your photos are lovely, so crisp and colorful, and the vistas are magical. Have fun in this winter wonderland, montucky.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — January 29, 2019 @ 1:55 pm

    • Thank you Jet! I love the snow, and spent several very enjoyable hours walking in this latest snowfall as it was coming down.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2019 @ 7:56 pm

  19. Beautiful! Is that the road by your house?

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    Comment by Candace — January 29, 2019 @ 8:18 pm

    • No, that one is about 3 miles away, and one on which I spend many hours throughout the year driving and/or hiking. It provides access to some beautiful high country and several favorite trails.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2019 @ 8:23 pm

  20. It looks like a perfect scene to paint, but I wouldn’t try it plein aire. Beautiful.

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    Comment by Timelesslady — January 30, 2019 @ 1:02 pm

    • It might work for a brief time on a day when the sun is out. Other times it’s almost too cold for a camera!

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      Comment by montucky — January 30, 2019 @ 8:17 pm

  21. Such great shots .. I bet you enjoyed you time in the snow! Thanks for sharing ..

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — January 31, 2019 @ 1:41 am

    • I walk or hike every day, no matter what the weather. In winter it’s special when I can get a bit into the back country right after a snow.

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      Comment by montucky — January 31, 2019 @ 8:43 am

  22. Great photos!

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    Comment by annicaaktiv — February 13, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

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